I wanted this self portrait to appear disjointed to reflect inconsistencies and a not-quite-sound relationship with femininity. I find the pink background both energizing and cloying. The mismatched eyes are both interesting and off-putting. As I finishing up this painting I realized that the face shape heavy brows and hair were lending themselves to a more masculine look which I ended up keeping to contrast with the rose colored lips. This painting is an unresolved relationship with my own identity as it pertains to my femaleness.
I find this painting a little off putting. I don't know if this emotional reaction to the art piece means that it is successful or if its just gross and I should lock it in a closet.